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Gone (Hannah Smith Series #1)

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's

Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's doing when it comes to writing successful thrillers. Already a New York Times best selling author for his Doc Ford series, GONE is the first book in a new series with female protagonist Hannah Smith who is ...
Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's doing when it comes to writing successful thrillers. Already a New York Times best selling author for his Doc Ford series, GONE is the first book in a new series with female protagonist Hannah Smith who is a fishing guide turned private eye. Hannah Smith is ethical, strong, independent and vulnerable. She isn't the shoot 'em up bang bang type of heroine but more of a loner and a thinker.I could relate to her. I've read a lot of books and haven't come across any character like Hannah Smith before. GONE is hard to put down. In fact, I've read it twice already!

Hannah inherits a small investigation business from her deceased Uncle Jake. She has no plans to do anything with the business until one day while taking out a wealthy fishing client she has to escape a dangerous storm and the excitement begins. Unknown to Hannah this rich client knew her Uncle Jake. Impressed by Hannah's nerve and character, he plans to approach her about finding his niece who is missing. A somewhat reluctant Hannah accepts her first job as a private eye and the action begins.


The story takes place on Florida's gulf coast, a perfect back drop for Randy Wayne White's expertise when creating action on the water and dangerous situations. White writes with a poet's eye when describing Florida atmosphere and island places. I found the author's ability to get inside a woman's mind intriguing. Hannah has jet black hair, big feet and unusual friends. Her choice of transportation is her boat. When she isn't on the trail for clues, she's home taking care of her crazed superstitious mother Loretta who hears voices from the dead and sometimes acts out unpredictably. GONE is a thrill ride with bad guys, island characters and funny dialog along the way. The book ends on a perfect note. I'd read another Hannah Smith book in a heartbeat!

posted by 3196443 on September 4, 2012

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good story but too much information

A good story with good characters, good plot, great location in Florida and a Randy Wayne White story line. But, too much information on the protagonist's breasts and her, er ...ah, well, personal private pleasures ...OK, enough said. I'm not sure I'll read the next one...
A good story with good characters, good plot, great location in Florida and a Randy Wayne White story line. But, too much information on the protagonist's breasts and her, er ...ah, well, personal private pleasures ...OK, enough said. I'm not sure I'll read the next one about White''s new heroine and stick to Doc Ford's books.

posted by 14966600 on October 22, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's

    Randy Wayne White has proven once again that he knows what he's doing when it comes to writing successful thrillers. Already a New York Times best selling author for his Doc Ford series, GONE is the first book in a new series with female protagonist Hannah Smith who is a fishing guide turned private eye. Hannah Smith is ethical, strong, independent and vulnerable. She isn't the shoot 'em up bang bang type of heroine but more of a loner and a thinker.I could relate to her. I've read a lot of books and haven't come across any character like Hannah Smith before. GONE is hard to put down. In fact, I've read it twice already!

    Hannah inherits a small investigation business from her deceased Uncle Jake. She has no plans to do anything with the business until one day while taking out a wealthy fishing client she has to escape a dangerous storm and the excitement begins. Unknown to Hannah this rich client knew her Uncle Jake. Impressed by Hannah's nerve and character, he plans to approach her about finding his niece who is missing. A somewhat reluctant Hannah accepts her first job as a private eye and the action begins.


    The story takes place on Florida's gulf coast, a perfect back drop for Randy Wayne White's expertise when creating action on the water and dangerous situations. White writes with a poet's eye when describing Florida atmosphere and island places. I found the author's ability to get inside a woman's mind intriguing. Hannah has jet black hair, big feet and unusual friends. Her choice of transportation is her boat. When she isn't on the trail for clues, she's home taking care of her crazed superstitious mother Loretta who hears voices from the dead and sometimes acts out unpredictably. GONE is a thrill ride with bad guys, island characters and funny dialog along the way. The book ends on a perfect note. I'd read another Hannah Smith book in a heartbeat!

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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    excellent

    Everything he writes is great .

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